From new beginnings at Dover Street Market to a virtual space at Harrods courtesy of Miu Miu, here are six of the month’s shopping highlights
This February marks Dover Street Market’s ‘New Beginnings’ – a biannual refresh of the iconic store which, in pre-pandemic times, would see an array of brilliant new installations, spaces, and of course clothes. Launching online this season, the offering includes new designs by Comme des Garçons, a special collaboration with Gucci and much, much more.
In this new era of working from home, it’s safe to assume that even the most glamorously-inclined have swapped their daily uniform for something a bit less restrictive. With this in mind, MATCHES have curated a dedicated edit of comfortable – and covetable – everyday wear essentials, which focus on “form, function and silhouette”.
“Head High & Fuck ‘Em All”, are the irreverant words of parental advice imparted to Nick Cave’s from his mother, which the musician has now emblazoned across a unisex cashmere jumper created in collaboration with Bella Freud. “I can’t tell you how often I have brought this guidance to mind and acted accordingly, and how much strength and moral fortitude it has afforded me,” says Cave.
Louis Vuitton has erected an immersive temporary space in the heart of London’s Selfridges, dedicated to Virgil Abloh’s Spring/Summer 2021 men’s collection, which explored the “unlimited seas of the imagination”. Taking after the fantastical spring offering, the vibrant space will house ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories. The house will be offering virtual appointments to view the space, which can be booked online at louisvuitton.com.
Sustainable design studio omdo STUDIOS has collaborated with eight artists on a range of environmentally friendly, made-to-order jersey garments. Featuring an array of printed artworks, the project offers designs by Nick Waplington, Andrew Nuding, SORT, Begum Yetis, Louie Waller, Magnus Reid, Trisha Ward, and Sophie McElligott.
Miu Miu and Harrods have partnered on a virtual pop-up located on the historic department store’s website. Playfully entitled ‘Miu Miu League’, the dedicated space offers an immersion into the Italian house’s feminine world, from ready-to-wear and accessories, to jewellery and perfume.